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Caesarean section survey in Galway--1973 through 1987.
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PMID:  8449255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We review the trend, indications and maternal mortality with caesarean section at University College Hospital Galway from 1973 to 1987. The caesarean section rate (CSR) rose from 6.06% in 1973 to 10.18% in 1987, primary sections from 3.58% to 6.51% and repeat sections from 2.49% to 3.67% during the same interval. The four major indications for section were cephalopelvic disproportion, foetal distress, previous section and malpresentations. Lower segment caesarean section was the commonest operation and a slight increase in the classical operation was noted due to an increased intervention in prematurity. The maternal mortality rate was 11.2/10,000 in the 15-year period and the complications leading to death were ultimately ascribable to primary postpartum haemorrhage. Strategies for reduction in the CSR are discussed.
I I Bolaji; F P Meehan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-13     Completed Date:  1993-04-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / adverse effects,  mortality,  statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Fetal Distress / surgery
Labor Presentation
Obstetric Labor Complications / surgery
Reoperation / statistics & numerical data
Retrospective Studies
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

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